Mulberry School

Independent, parent-cooperative school for children ages 2 to 2nd grade.
Nurturing the innate love of learning since 1971.

Mulberry School
1101 Douglas
Normal, IL 61761

Call: (309) 862-0510
Fax: (309) 862-0582

It’s been the best decision we’ve made regarding our children.
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Welcome to Mulberry School

Welcome to Mulberry School The Mulberry School is an independent, private, non-profit school that provides children with the opportunity to learn in an environment that values curiosity and natural development. We work to "nurture the innate love of learning" by teaching children how, as opposed to what, to learn.

Serving the Bloomington-Normal community since 1971, Mulberry School is a cooperative institution where parents have the opportunity to participate in nearly every aspect of the school. It is this support and input that allows us to provide a unique learning experience for our students.


Early Explorers (2-3 year olds)
Preschool (3-4 year olds)
4K (4-5 year olds)
First/Second Grade

Please view our Enrollment page for complete class listings and to download and print an application. Be aware that space is limited and some classes may have wait lists.


Summer Camp Counselors Needed!

April 19, 2017

We are looking for camp counselors for this summer. Responsibilities include supervising children ages 3-8, assisting in preparing and leading camp activities, and building relationships with coworkers, campers, and families. Summer camp consists of two four week sessions starting June 5th. Camp hours will be from 9 to 4 Monday-Friday.

If you are interested in the position, applications are available at Mulberry School or online (please fill out the substitute teaching application). Prior experience working with children is preferred. Please submit an application and resume to Mulberry School.

If you have any questions, please contact Camp Director Scott Ersland at

2016-2017 School Supply List

July 17, 2016


The 2016-2017 year is coming up soon. Here is the supply list by class.

Farewell Breakfast Picnic

May 27, 2016

The rain held off so we could enjoy our Farewell Breakfast Picnic this morning. What a great way to round out the school year with our friends. We hope everyone has a great summer! For those of you leaving Mulberry School, please come back and visit soon!



Field Day

We had another great Field Day to round out our school year. The theme this year was “Camp Mulberry”, and a few raindrops didn’t stop the fun! Thank you again to the Luallen family for organizing this fun-filled day, and for all of our parent volunteers!



Bus Ride and Ice Cream

May 26, 2016

Ms. Brandi’s and Ms. Colette’s classes had a fun field trip for ice cream at Emack & Bolio’s yesterday! They got to ride the Blue E with their favorite bus driver, Mr. Brian. What a fun afternoon!!



New Park is Ready!

We are so excited that the new park near Mulberry School is finally ready! The children were able to play there on the last couple days of the school year. Thank you, Town of Normal!



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